ABS Names 2011 Photo Contest Winners

ABS Global, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2011 Photo Contest winners. Thank you to all who submitted fantastic photos for this year’s contest!

Danae Bauer - Winning Photo Contest Entry

Danae's photo features Sandy-Valley JV Wildfire-ET (JEEVES x SHOTTLE)

First place goes to Danae Bauer, calf manager at Sandy-Valley Farms – a 400-cow dairy farm in Scandinavia, Wis. Sandy-Valley Farms is owned and operated by the Bauer brothers and their families. They specialize in elite Holstein genetics and have had several active sires at ABS, including Sandy-Valley BOLTON-ET a former # 1 TPI and LPI bull as well as a millionaire sire. Danae’s photo will also be featured in the 2012 ABS Calendar!

Wendy Molenaar - Second Place Photo

Wendy Molenaar - Second Place Photo

Second place winner is Wendy Molenaar. She and her husband, Bert, own and operate Berwen Holsteins. They have three children: Jordan, Lydia and Rhea. Their herd consists of both Black and White (some *RC) and Red and White Holsteins. The Molenaars milk 35 head, with a current herd average of 25,663 M, 933 F and 810 P lbs.  Wendy has been a 4-H Dairy Calf Club Leader for the past 9 years, and her favorite hobbies are photography and Red and Whites.

Ivan Simar's Third Place Image

Ivan Simar's Third Place Image

The third place winner is from Ivan Simar, a 13-year employee of ABS. Ivan has served as a rep and employee, in GMS and sales. His photo features he and grandson Matthew evaluating cows at Alston Dairy in Orland, California.

Thank you again to all of this year’s participants, and be sure to look for the 2012 photo contest next year!

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